Racket Tests 2023
Victor Thruster K 70
Victor Thruster K70 Super Light in the Test
While one VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT in the basic colour Mediterranean blue with neon-yellow elements has a very sporty look, its twin brother in the basic colour black-silver grey is equipped with bright light blue elements and has more of a noble look. So there was something for each of our testers, at least visually. But looks are not always the most important thing, so back to the practical test.
A quick note about the racket setup: We had the test rackets in grip size 5 strung with the VICTOR string VBS 63 with 24 lbs. The VICTOR string VBS 63 is a very thin, harder (less elastic) string that gives advanced players good control. However, it is in the nature of things that this is somewhat at the expense of the trampoline effect (power support).
Our evaluation was again based on the categories "power", "handling", "feel/ball control" and "forgives inaccurate hitting", all on a scale from 1 star (hardly applies) to 5 stars (fully applies).
First impression: The low weight is immediately noticeable as the racquet feels unusually light in the hand. The normal sized head in isometric shape and the flexible shaft give the VICTOR THRUSTER K 70 Super Light a universal playability together with its light head weight. Even without a sophisticated hitting technique, you can easily get good control in your drives and a secure feeling for hitting in the offensive game.
Accordingly, the testers of our BADLAB racket group were largely unanimous in the category "feel and control": With the VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT you have a racket in your hand with which you can immediately play a safe game with the best control in the front court - without a doubt: 4.5 stars!
As always, the low weight of racquets has the disadvantage of bringing real power to the court, especially with long clears and hard smashes - even though this has been counteracted with the VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT by the top-heavy balance. The result: Our test team awarded a slightly above-average 3.5 stars in the "Power" category.
The VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT has a very unique character due to its lightness and requires a clean hit. In the category "forgives inaccurate hitting" it achieved a good average of 3.0 stars.
In the "handling" rating, the testers from the BADLAB racket team all agreed that the lightweight VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT is extremely manoeuvrable, which is particularly positive in a quick defensive movement and when playing short at the net. Without ifs and buts: 4.5 stars.
|Rating: Victor Thurster 70 K Super Light|
|Forgives inaccurate hitting||3,0|
|Impact feeling / ball control||4,5|
|Handling Defense / Net||4,5|
Overall verdict of the BADLAB racket team: For the testers of the BADLAB "racket team" it is always a special challenge to differentiate between the various price classes of rackets from up to 100€, up to 150€ and up to 200€, as there are of course individual demands in all classes.
For a lightweight in this class from the mid-price segment, the VICTOR THRUSTER K 70 SUPER LIGHT offers a good feel and scores highly in handling. The maximum stringing force of 31 lbs for such a light racket is a testament to the high-quality material (High Resilience Graphite) and gives control-oriented players plenty of room for improvement. We therefore recommend this delicate racket primarily to ambitious hobby players to advanced doubles players who prefer to play at the front of the net.
Tip: If you want to get one of the two models of the VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT, you should buy it here, because this insider tip is not included in the normal delivery programme of Victor Germany. An absolute benefit is that the VICTOR THRUSTER K70 SUPER LIGHT is professionally "freshly" strung with a new Victor competition string in Germany.
During the racket test, the BADLAB "racket team" used the new innovative Forza Hybrid 5000 balls. You can find more information about this world novelty here:
30. January 2023
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